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Jul 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
forecast and the heat of historic proportions in our region. we are about to eclipse a big record in the month of july and parts of the region could see i'm sorry to say, 100 degrees again. steve rudin is here with a first look at the forecast. hi steve. >> let me tell you what today's temperature of 99 degrees at reagan national airport, this will be the hottest july on record. it is 98 this hour at the airport. no heat advisories this time around and that's because we have dew point levels that are only in the 40's to lower to middle 50's. that makes a huge difference in terms of heat index. it feels like 94 at the airport, 101 degrees down in fredricksberg. you don't have to head very far to find yourself in the more humid moist unsettled air. we have another hot day coming up tomorrow where we could be looking at once again triple-digit readings to start off the month of august. today marks day number 14 at 90 degrees or better and a lot of folks are asking when will it end? my full forecast is coming up in just a few few minutes with a litt
ABC
Jul 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
of all, we are divided because there are big differences of opinion here about the size of government and about the direction of tax policy. the president's remarks are unhelpful. they're not really related to the current deficit debate. you can do everything he asks for and it really wouldn't change the numbers very much. the question is getting people focused on long-term spending changes that the country must have. and i think part of the dysfunction is because congress really doesn't have the rules it needs to have this discussion in a civil way. but that can change. >> so making a real dent in the long-term deficit situation requires hard choices. will we be able to balance those choices even with this politicking going on throughout the process? is compromise impossible? >>>> no, it's not impossible at all. we've seen it in fiscalistory in the past 25 years, big compromise. but it does require to focus on what we can all agree on. pick whatever spending cuts the two sides agree on, and then have the longer term discussion in the context of t the 2012 election where the american
ABC
Jul 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
'r're not ready to vote f this, are you? >> from a big picture, i'm not ready to vote for this. let me tell you why -- excuse me, george, the bottom line here is, the people who got elected are not excited about being republicans or democrats, they are excited about results. and it is fair to say, we've achieved significant change in the way washington works by paying for the debt ceiling increase and not passing it on to the credit card. we've not achieved entitlement change, we've not reduced the size and scope of government. we're going in the wrong direction at a slower pace and for a lot of people that is not winning. >> you're an internationalist. we talked about all sorts of things like afghanistan. you saw the soldiers yesterday and i asked david plouffe, desperately asking their commander, admiral mullin, whether they will get paid. and he said i can't tell you. >> i can. i can tell them. here's what i would have said, not only are you going to get paid. admiral mullin said the number one national security issue facing this country is debt. and i wish we would have followed on with wha
ABC
Jul 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
of manchester united and sc porcelain. >> visa the two biggest teams in the world. it is a match of the big final. >> they are the l.a. lakers of europe. that is why it is exciting. >> they pulled in more than 80,000 fans on a hot night in landover. >> to see these two teams play each other, it is akin to haley's comet. >> it is a display of athletic prowess and pride for the sport. >> it is exciting to watch the best play each other. >> a lot of immigrants play these sports. americans play these sports. this thing is going to grow. >> the exposure of this game has an audience of hundreds of millions of people. >> i have cousins in los angeles watching the game. it is like a world event right now. >> d.c. joins chicago and baltimore as being the host of worldwide soccer this may not be as rare as haley's comet in the future. >>> the fans were out in force today for the first redskins' training camp opened to the public. the fans were eager to watch the practice despite the heat after the lockout ended. the focus has shifted to the new quarterback, john beck. first game is just teed of weeks
ABC
Jul 31, 2011 8:00am EDT
from washington, on this very big morning. >>> crash landing, a flight from new york crashes into the south american country of guyana and breaks in two. miraculousus, evererne survived. we have the harrowing tales of those who escaped the wreckage. >>> the other royal wedding. over in england, the queen's oldest granddaughter, marries her rugby-playing groom in an elegant, low-key ceremony. we've got all of the royal fashion, including what princess beatrice, she of the famous hat, wore this time. >>> and drama dog, she's the playful pup who takes playing dead to a whole new level. why does she do this? we talked to her owner. >> announcer: from abc news, live from new york, this is "good morning america" with dan harris and bianna golodryga. >>> and there it is. just two days to go. if the debt limit isn't raised by the time that clock hits zero on tuesday, now, remember, that's the day the u.s. treasury department says it n no longer borrow money to may the in addition's bill, then it could mean economic calamity for the entire country. now, after weeks of wrangling and fa
ABC
Jul 30, 2011 11:35pm EDT
it would mean 80 million checks to americans. it is a real big problem that will affect a lot of people. they are mindful of that. >> you are certainly out and about talking to people. people are calling and emailing you. is this story in beijing -- engaging with the public? has this story become real? >> i am not out and about in the heartland right now but i am hearing from the public forums and press. the candidates talk about who they talk to in their home cities and states. you see a lot about it. the president has been using the bully pulpit recently. he has had primetime address on monday. he had an address on friday it was not prime time but many television stations to get. it is on radio, cable, online. you have to be turned out completely not to know what is going on. it is not just a political problem in washington. it is one that affects people. it will have the potential to affect the country and the rest of the world. i am watching how people are looking at it from the rest of the world. they are beginning to put up their hands and ask what is going on. we always thought t
ABC
Jul 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
will in fact take some hits. there will be -- educatation will take big hits with the pelll grants.. to achieve the so-called cuts th they are talking about would mean that a lot of people could be severely, serely hurt. >> but we cannot sustain this level of debt forever. >> cannot, but here is what is wrong -- we have to get control of the deficits, but we do not want to do anything on the revenue sidide. all of the change, all of the pain is coming fm the cuts. you are still leaving those taxax cuts to the wealthyy untouched. still leaving the subsidies in the for the oil companies untouched. everything to the poor folks and middle-class folks, you u bear t the brunt of this. >> mitt romney this week -- "my view is we need a president who agrees to cut cap, and balance the budt. we've not heard much from them, but we dd hear that. >> he does not want to get too far out on a limb here. in the grand bargain, there were revenue increases c closing loopholes that no one wants to defend except for grover norquist, who is having an incredible amount of power in this debate. there is a counter int
ABC
Jul 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
would raise the debt ceiling beyond the november 2012 election. so that's a big win for the president just in getting that done and not having to revisit it in six to eight months. >> that was his most important goal. thanks very much. one of the other goals of getting the deal done by tuesday's deadline is to preserve america's aaa credit rating. losing it could cause interest rates to rise. even with the deal, there's a very real possibility that the aaa rating is still in jeopardy. bianna golodryga has that story in new york. >> a few months ago, for most americans, aaa was a company you called when your car broke down. it's become associated with political gridlock. we've never been at risk of losing our aaa status before. they expect that agency to downgrade u.s. debts before the end of the year. >> nothing represents america's status more than its aaa rating. it tells investors there's no safer place to put their money than in our treasury, meaning we can borrow at low interest rates. it's the engine of our economy, a reflection of our prosperity, a fiscal bajs of hon ir. losing
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